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Heavy sentences in adulterated oil scandal

Heavy sentences in adulterated oil scandal

Heavy sentences in adulterated oil scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chiayi District Court issued long prison sentences and heavy fines Tuesday for four people accused of supplying adulterated oil products to a major cooking oil producer.
Their case formed part of a range of food safety scandals swirling about the Ting Hsin International Group last year, which led to a massive boycott of the food manufacturer and to calls for tighter supervision.
Appeals were still possible against the sentences for the four, who were accused of having supplied pork oil adulterated with animal feed products to Ting Hsin affiliate Cheng I Food Co., Ltd.
Yung Cheng Co. general manager Tsai Chen-chou was sentenced to 15 years in prison or a fine of NT$28 million (US$897,000), deputy general manager Tsai Yao-hung received eight years, Chiu Feng Co. top man Chiu Fei-lung was sentenced to 10 years in prison or a fine of NT$4.5 million (US$144,000), and his sister Chiu Li-pin was slapped with a nine-year sentence.
Separately, the two companies were also found guilty of six violations, leaving two arms of the Yung Cheng groups with fines of NT$75 million (US$2.4 million) and NT$55 million (US$1.7 million) respectively. The Chiayi court slapped Chiu Feng with fines ranging from NT$1.5 million (US$48,000) to NT$2 million (US$64,000) for each of the six violations, reports said.
Yung Cheng sold 2,457 tons of the adulterated oil to Cheng I from November 2011 until September last year for a value of NT$68 million (US$2.1 million), the court said. Chiu Feng started the practice in January 2007, supplying 1,721 tons for a value of NT$45.9 million (US$1.4 million), according to Tuesday’s verdict.


Updated : 2021-09-17 14:44 GMT+08:00